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Henderson reveals Pickford’s words after injuring his teammate

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Right after the Merseyside Derby ended, Jordan Henderson revealed what Jordan Pickford told him after injuring his teammate. 

One of the most important moments of the Merseyside Derby happened when Jordan Pickford injured Virgil van Dijk and the Dutchman limped off the game. We already gave you all the details that we have about the injury but we still hadn’t heard anything from the perpetrator.

Jordan Pickford’s tackle was unnecessary, which is why we kept wondering what he felt right after it happened. We don’t need to look further, as Jordan Henderson revealed what the Everton goalie told him right after the match. 

“Everyone keeps asking us about it so I’m guessing it’s a red card. It mustn’t be a good challenge,” said Hendo via Express. “To be fair, Jordan came up and apologised to me after the game and [told me] to tell Virgil. “It mustn’t be great. But yeah, not just that incident, we created so many good chances to score and overall we should’ve won the game.”

Henderson feels the result wasn’t fair. 

Some of the decisions made by VAR directly affected the game’s outcome. Jordan Henderson gave his opinion on the matter after his goal was disallowed by the refs.

This would’ve been the winner: “It does feel [pretty cruel]. You know better than me with the offside, but it must be [cruel] with VAR, that everyone wants. Yeah, disappointed that we haven’t got the win,” he added.

“I thought the performance was very good and we deserved to win the game. They bend the lines sometimes don’t they to make it offside? I’m not sure how they did it, yeah I’ve seen it before but not just that goal, our overall performance, the chances we created, we deserved to win, I thought from start to finish we were the better team. Everton will be the happier with the draw.

“I had full confidence we would react in the right way and today we reacted very well. We knew it would be an intense game, Everton are doing so well at the moment. We knew it would be a good game, intense but I thought we did enough to win the game. But there’s still positives going into the next game. “The result at [Aston] Villa woke us up a bit certainly, it was a bad game overall, we all know that.

“After that it’s about the reaction and I thought the boys reacted really well. That’s all you can ask, to give everything, especially in a derby,” he continued.

“Playing the way we did, some of the football, the chances we created, we defended well with intensity. “Very happy with the performance. Disappointed we didn’t get the three points but we move on and go again.

“We take it by each game. The next game is the biggest game and this was our biggest game today. Ajax is our next biggest game. “We’ll not look forward too far, we always concentrate on what’s important and that’s the next game.”